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What's a Wreck?

A Cake Wreck is any cake that is unintentionally sad, silly, creepy, inappropriate - you name it. A Wreck is not necessarily a poorly-made cake; it's simply one I find funny, for any of a number of reasons. Anyone who has ever smeared frosting on a baked good has made a Wreck at one time or another, so I'm not here to vilify decorators: Cake Wrecks is just about finding the funny in unexpected, sugar-filled places.

Now, don't you have a photo you want to send me? ;)

- Jen

Entries in Sunday Sweets (342)

Sunday
Oct312010

Sunday TREATS: Happy Halloween!

No tricks today; just the sweetest treats to get you ready for all that Halloween candy later tonight. :)

First, a tribute to a classic:

Submitted by Gabrielle K. & made by Erin S

It's the Great Pumpkin (Cake), Charlie Brown!

A bewitching black cat:

Made by CW readers Sabrina & Anneke V.

I love the spooky effect dry ice brings to this witch's cauldron:


So. Cool.

Check out these fun colors:

Sub'd by Jessa W. & made by Cakes By Ashley

Now for a slightly more Grim design...

Sub'd by Liz, made by Sweet Honeybee Bakery.

Look at that piping detail! Gorgeous.

Frank here looks more like a spooky art bust than a cake:


Amazing.


And who knew a giant spider cake could be elegant?

I like this fun modern design:

It's so bright and cheerful!

Speaking of bright, here's Jack Skellington's glowing little pooch, Zero:


If you're wondering why I don't have more Tim Burton cakes featured today, it's only because I have enough to do a whole separate post. Look for that sometime in the next few weeks!

One more spooky sweet graveyard:


And finally, I don't usually mention flavors here on Sunday Sweets, but Darla's Orange and Chocolate layer cake has me seriously tempted to break out the baking pans:


Plus, aren't her little pumpkins adorable?

Now look what you get when you slice into it!

Ooooh. Ahhhh.

To try this yourself, check out the recipe and instructions on Bakingdom here.

Happy Halloween, everyone!

To nominate a Sweet, e-mail it to Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com.

Sunday
Oct242010

Sunday Sweets Goes Back to the Future!

In honor of Back to the Future's 25th anniversary, and of my getting to see it on the big screen again yesterday (woot woot!), I decided I simply HAD to feature lots and lots of amazing Back to the Future cakes.

Um, I found eight.

But - BUT - they're a really fantastic eight. So let's get to it, shall we?

This diorama of the town square from the movie is actually cake:

And not only that, a wedding cake. Woot!

It even has a mini Delorean:

Made by Caryn's Cakes

Awe. Some. I just wish there were better detail shots!

And now, some delicious Deloreans:

By Cup A Dee Cakes

And my favorite:

Oh, and before I go on, let's take a moment to remember the joy that is the cake in the actual film:

Ah, the Jailbird Joey cake. Love it. I've seen examples of folks re-creating this cake for their BttF viewing parties, too - such a fun idea!

Getting back to the Sweets, how about a few flux capacitors?

It's a shame the writing was smudged, because that's a perfect BttF quote for a 30th birthday. Awesome.

One more:

Found here, but the baker isn't listed. Anyone know?

Now I want to see one that lights up. (Duff? You listening?)

Mad props to this baker for getting the font just right:

Sub'd by Bethany C., made by Heidelberg Cakes

And finally, one of the great masters herself nearly fooled me with this perfect hoverboard:

By Debbie Does Cakes

Debbie, you did it again. Rock on.
(Oh, and if you're wondering where her Delorean is, I featured it back here.)

Oh, and if you missed yesterday's showing, there will be another one Monday night in most AMC theaters. Go here for more info. Then make a like a tree, and get over there! It is your density.